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Old 05 August 2014, 06:41   #81
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The RAF done well as usual, professional approach to the situation, which is a lot more than a recent incident that the US Coastguard we involved with...
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The RAF were brilliant, as always, scrambled not only the SAR Sea King but a C-130 for top cover, which arrived first, and spotted a light in the water and a rescue beacon signal. Within minutes a location was given to the helicopter and the searching vessels. The Sea King turned up (it was battling 40 knot head winds) and in a relatively short time they had the guy in the helicopter.
Very poignant incident

However it illustrates very clearly that proper safety gear is also essential for giving "closure" to families and loved ones and reducing the length of time those involved in SAR are exposed to risk.
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Very poignant incident

However it illustrates very clearly that proper safety gear is also essential for giving "closure" to families and loved ones and reducing the length of time those involved in SAR are exposed to risk.
+1 Exactly
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